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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(6-10-3) Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes (8-7-3)
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Gila River Arena, Glendale AZ
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks +135| Coyotes -155
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Coyotes -1.5 (+165)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Ducks will try to snap a 4-game losing streak when they visit Arizona on Wednesday. Overall the Ducks are just 3-6-1 over their last 10, with one of those losses coming 4-3 to the Coyotes on Monday.
Arizona tries to build off that win vs. the Ducks, as they had lost 4 of 5 games prior. -155 favorites is a very steep price to pay, however, especially since the Coyotes are just 5-4-3 on their own ice this season.
The Ducks lost to Arizona on Monday, but it was actually a good offensive output with 3 goals. Anaheim actually had a 3-0 lead at a point in that contest, but the wheels fell off the defense over the final 2 periods.
As stated, the three goals is optimistic after the Ducks were swept 5-1 and 3-1 at home in a two game set with Minnesota before that. It marked four straight games scoring two goals or less for the Anaheim offense.
One of those games scoring 2 goals or less was actually a 1-0 win in Vegas however. The Anaheim defense can actually hold their own, ranking 14th in goals allowed and SOG against while having the 7th best penalty kill.
It was John Gibson in net shutting out Vegas, although he only had to stop 21 shots. Gibson has allowed 15 goals in four starts since then however, and it’s obviously the Golden Knights just overlooked the Ducks in that game.
Maybe Arizona builds on scoring four straight goals in Monday’s tilt? It was impressive, and Christian Dvorak led the way with both a shorthanded goal and one with the man advantage. Dvorak hadn’t scored any points in five straight.
Arizona still has a lot of work to do. They were swept by the Kings in the two games prior, and their only win in the previous five was a 1-0 victory over St. Louis.
The Coyotes have their share of offensive struggles as well, but Anaheim makes them look like a juggernaut. Arizona ranks 24th in the NHL scoring 2.5 per, but the Ducks put up just 1.8 per which is dead last in the league.
With Anti Raanta questionable, it’s looking like Darcy Kuemper between the pipes for Arizona. Kuemper was in net for the SO vs. Vegas, and should have a pretty easy go of it against the Ducks offense.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Ducks are 0-4 in their last 4 overall
- Under is 12-5-1 in Ducks last 18 overall
- Coyotes are 1-4 in their last 5 overall
- Over is 14-6-1 in Coyotes last 21 overall
- Ducks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes NHL Prediction:
Arizona is looking like a solid play here, but that’s just a ton to pay for a mediocre team no matter who the opponent is. The Coyotes have also only won a single puck line bet in their last 10 games.
How do you back Anaheim either though? The Ducks don’t score and Gibson is getting rocked lately. Anaheim has lost 5 of the last 6 in Arizona as well.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5
The over has hit in 5 of the last 6 between these two in Arizona including in Monday’s matchup. The way Gibson gives it up, if the Ducks can get to Kuemper this one should sail to the high side.
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